Police are issuing advice after a number of recent car thefts where car keys were stolen during house burglaries.
Superintendent Jenny Bristow said, “What happened in a number of recent crimes is that intruders have broken into houses, during the night while people are asleep, to steal car keys and anything else they can lay their hands on. The keys have then been used to steal cars.
“We are investigating all these offences but think it’s also helpful to remind residents of some crime prevention advice.”
“If anyone sees anything suspicious, anybody looking as though they are checking a property or vehicle out, or anything out of the ordinary please contact us.”
Police are investigating two recent incidents which they are appealing for witnesses and information.
The first was (Log 244 09/12/19) on Salcey Close, Kingswood, between 2pm on Saturday 7 and 3.30pm on Monday 9 December where a white Kia Sportage was stolen.
The second was (Log 70 10/12/19) on Mill Beck Lane, Cottingham, between 11pm and 7am overnight Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 December where two cars, a black Lexus and a white Peugeot were stolen.
If you have any information about these two crimes or know where these cars are, call authorities on the non-emergency number 101 quoting the above log numbers. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. The information you provide to this independent charity could qualify you for a reward.
For more advice about home and car security go to our website: https://www.humberside.police.uk/protect-your-home & https://www.humberside.police.uk/protect-your-vehicle